August 19, 2003
Barb Helfer presented a proposal to appoint Eugene Fiume to
replace Ed Catmull as Chair of the Awards Committee. Ed is at the
end of his 5-year term. Eugene is Chair of the Computer Science
Department and Co-Chair of the Dynamic Graphics Project at The
University of Toronto. He is currently on the Awards Committee.
Motion (Helfer, Morie) To approve the appointment of Eugene
Fiume to a 5-year term as Awards Committee Chair.
Note: Gudrun Enger was not yet on the call when this vote was
Barb Helfer reported on a project to gather details of all the
small conferences, workshops, and other symposia that ACM SIGGRAPH
sponsors, co-sponsors, or is in cooperation with throughout the
year. There are around forty of these now. This spreadsheet will
include such information as attendance, type of sponsorship, profit
or loss, and whether or not the proceedings are in the ACM Digital
Library. She agreed to do a similar list of all the organizations
with whom ACM SIGGRAPH has a formal relationship.
Scott Owen gave an update on the Request for Proposal (RFP)
process for the eight contracts that are expiring. These are:
Computer Rental Services
Exhibit Sales and Management
Marketing, Media, PR and Copy Coordination
General Services Contractor
The RFP committees are made up of ACM SIGGRAPH volunteers,
conference contractors, and ACM Headquarters staff. The committees
are reviewing the RFPs now, and they will be posted by September 15.
Company responses to the RFPs are due by October 15, and there may
be some interviews needed. Each RFP committee will then make a
recommendation to the Executive Committee for approval. These
recommendations will be posted as soon as each is available so that
Executive Committee members have as much time as possible to read
them over and have adequate discussion before the conference call or
calls during which they will be approved.
Major contracts can be up to five years, but since we do not want
them to all come due for renewal at the same time again, we will
stagger these contracts over three to five years.
Alain Chesnais, Barb Helfer and Tony Baylis will be going to an
ACM meeting in September for SIG officer training. This will be
followed by a SIG Governing Board Executive Committee meeting,
during which there will be a presentation of the SIGGRAPH 2004
budget by the SIGGRAPH 2004 Chair, Dena Slothower.